Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo visited the state capital of Austin this week to be honored by the Texas legislature amid rumors that he planned to lobby for bills to legalize daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the Lone Star State.
State Representative Richard Pena Raymond of Laredo, who introduced daily fantasy sports legislation earlier this year, also sponsored the House resolution praising Romo for his 14-year career in the National Football League (NFL).
Romo, 37, announced his retirement last month to become a television analyst of NFL games and Raymond, a Democrat, wore a Romo jersey during Wednesday’s ceremony on the House floor.
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